Yesterday evening, as guests of Skilling Australia Foundation, representatives from WPC Group attended Tourism Training Australia’s annual dinner, held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney.
This national industry dinner is regarded as an icon event for Hospitality and Tourism industry leaders to attend.
This event was attended by senior Federal and State Government Ministers and representatives. Guests represent hotels, motels, restaurants, registered clubs, airlines, supply organisations, manufacturers, government agencies and others from Australia, the Pacific and Asia.
Apprentice Chef John Sipolo, and former Business Trainee Alicia Doolan along with their partners were invited to celebrate their achievements since graduating from the Citi New Recruits program, funded by Citi Foundation. Joining Skilling Australia Foundation for the dinner were representatives from Citi Australia, WPC Group and also host employer representatives.
Pathways to Progress is Citi and the Citi Foundation’s response to the persistent issue of youth unemployment globally. Led by the philanthropic efforts of the Citi Foundation, and strengthened by the active involvement of dedicated Citi volunteers, the Pathways to Progress initiative supports programs that help young people build an entrepreneurial mindset, acquire leadership, financial and workplace skills, and begin to engage in the formal economy through a first job.
Andrew Sezonov, representing Skilling Australia Foundation recognised the contribution of Citi Foundation with a token of appreciation presented to Guy Matthews: Managing Director and Head of Corporate Affairs, Citi Australia & New Zealand and Louise Lindsay: Head of Community Development, Citi Australia & New Zealand to thank them for their contribution to supporting young Australians into skilled careers.
“We wish to acknowledge the contribution of Citi Foundation through their Pathways to Progress initiative. Programs like the Citi New Recruits are transformative for young people who have had difficulty transitioning from school into work or further study.” Said Mr Sezonov.